Across the nation this is the season of "Back to School" excitement for many children and youth who are starting or returning to school. However, for many foster youth this can be another time of dread and anxiety as they may be starting all over again in a new school, neighborhood and household.
Statistics tend to share only the negative data and stereotypes of those who drop out of school, never attaining their high school diplomas, attending college, attaining college degrees and becoming "productive citizens" in their communities.
Join us on today's show as we hear from former foster youth and Point University college student, Ms. Brittney Turner, other former and transitioning foster youth who defy the statistics and have not only become productive citizens in their communities, but who are making a positive impact city, state, nation and world wide.
They will share with us their stories of how teachers, other school staff and "villagers" inspired, encouraged and motivated them to be the best they could be academically and otherwise.
If you are a teacher, school administrator, tutor, mentor or any "villager" who feels like you want to make a difference but don't know how; or if you're a current, transitioning or former foster youth struggling to focus on a positive vision of yourself, this show is for YOU!